Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hogue’s Horton

As in Willie...."

Pa. warden quits after inmate escape" AP  October 09, 2015

KITTANNING, Pa. — A county jail warden is resigning after the escape of an inmate who is charged with killing a woman while he was on the run.

The resignation comes less than two weeks after District Attorney Scott Andreassi recommended sweeping reforms following Robert Crissman’s escape on July 30 from the jail in Kittanning, about 40 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

The 38-year-old inmate was a member of a trust-building program that allowed him to walk outside to get breakfast trays for other inmates, but he fled instead. He is accused of beating and strangling an acquaintance, 55-year-old Tammy Long, after his escape.

Crissman’s lawyer, Charles Pascal Jr., has praised the report calling for reforms but has declined to speak specifically about the charges Crissman faces. Crissman remains jailed in a neighboring county.

David Hogue had been suspended without pay since August, but county officials said that was done primarily so Andreassi’s investigation and another by a private contractor could review the jail’s policies without the appearance of bias or interference....


At least Pennsylvania takes care of its children

Or do they?